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July 27, 2017
Richard Dawkins’ Canceled Event in Berkeley Has Been Rescheduled Nearby
Days after a Berkeley (CA) radio station canceled an event with him for daring to...
July 21, 2017
Richard Dawkins’ Open Letter to the People Who Canceled His Event
Richard Dawkins has something to say to the Berkeley radio station that canceled his upcoming...
July 21, 2017
Richard Dawkins Event in Berkeley Canceled Due To His “Abusive,” “Hurtful” Words
The hotbed for progressive activism can't seem to handle criticism of Islam and controversial tweets.
June 20, 2017
is a History of Reason vs. Religion in 17th Century Europe
Steven and Ben Nadler have produced a fascinating new graphic novel called Heretics! that walks...
May 31, 2017
Podcast Ep. 165: Ron Miscavige, Author of
Ruthless: Scientology, My Son David Miscavige, and Me
I spoke with Ron about whether his son knows that the Church's beliefs aren't real,...
May 28, 2017
Got Three Hours to Spare? Here’s Neil deGrasse Tyson Talking About Astrophysics
Three hours of Neil deGrasse Tyson on C-SPAN 2 talking about his new book Astrophysics...
May 23, 2017
Creationist Ken Ham Does Unspeakable Things with a T. Rex in This Erotic Novel
You didn't know the book existed until this moment, and now you'll never be able to...
May 22, 2017
Podcast Ep. 163: Maggie Rowe, Actress and Author of
I spoke with her about the "spiritual terrorism" of teaching kids about Hell, what someone...
May 15, 2017
We Can’t Ignore the Racism of the Most Famous Humanists in American History
In his powerful new book When Colorblindness Isn't the Answer: Humanism and the Challenge of...
May 02, 2017
A Former Fundamentalist Describes How He Used to Think His Church (and Only His Church) Was Right
Lewis Vaughn was raised as a fundamentalist Christian. He eventually became a "disillusioned agnostic" before...
April 22, 2017
Ray Comfort Wrote a Book About His Infamous Banana Video
The book's not out until September 1, but Ray Comfort sent me an advance copy...
April 18, 2017
The Story of Joseph Smith and the Golden Plates (Abridged)
It's easy to mock religious ideas, but you can't do it effectively unless you understand...
April 11, 2017
How an Atheist Activist Found a Way to Herd Cats and Get a Seat at the Political Table
Over the course of an activist career that has included running for governor from South...
April 10, 2017
Are Faith-Based Prison Ministries Doing More Harm Than Good for the Inmates?
A new book describes the pros and cons of Christian ministries in prisons. What do...
March 27, 2017
Why Jesus Dying for Our Sins Makes No Sense At All
If He came back to life three days later, didn't Jesus just have a really...
March 24, 2017
NC District Pulls Book About Gender-Nonconforming Boy After Pressure from Religious “Values” Group
You'd think a book teaching kids not to bully those who are different from them...
March 24, 2017
Did Jesus Really Exist? This Book Series Says He’s “Mything in Action”
What evidence is actually out there to support the idea that a real, singular Jesus...
March 19, 2017
Podcast Ep. 153: Bart Campolo, Co-Author of
Why I Left, Why I Stayed
Our latest podcast guest is Bart Campolo, the Humanist Chaplain at the Univ. of Southern...
February 22, 2017
An Evangelical Icon’s Son Left the Faith; Now They’ve Written a Book Discussing Their Differences
What happens when an evangelical Christian leader's son turns out to be an atheist? Tony...
February 15, 2017
Philip Pullman Will Soon Publish “Companion” Books to the “His Dark Materials” Trilogy
More than twenty years after Philip Pullman published his trilogy His Dark Materials, the author...
February 12, 2017
Podcast Ep. 148: Dr. Daniel Dennett, Author of
From Bacteria to Bach and Back
I spoke with him about why our minds are like a loaded iPhone, what we...
February 06, 2017
The Reluctant Apostate
: A Story About Leaving the Jehovah’s Witnesses
A former Jehovah's Witness has just published his memoir and it's an incredible story about...
December 29, 2016
This Profile of Bart Campolo Shows How the Best Parts of Religion Can Still Work Without God
This weekend's New York Times Magazine will include a wonderful story by journalist Mark Oppenheimer...
December 16, 2016
The Quintessential Book of Advice for Atheist Parents Just Got Bigger and Better
Of all the books I've recommended to readers over the years, one that I've kept...
December 14, 2016
David G. McAfee’s New Book Offers “Rational Responses to Religious Questions”
David G. McAfee, who's written several articles for this site, just released a Kindle book...
December 06, 2016
An Atheist and a Christian Discuss Whether Religion Leads to Violence
It's not often you see a working collaboration between a Christian theologian and an atheist,...
December 01, 2016
You Are Going to Die… and That’s Okay
Accepting our own mortality is a starting point for having a more fulfilling life.
November 30, 2016
Why the Philosophy of Religion Should No Longer Be Taught
We would all laugh at the idea of Creationism being taught as part of a...
November 29, 2016
Aron Ra’s New Book Tackles the Foundational Falsehoods of Creationism
If you've ever watched YouTube videos by Aron Ra, you may be familiar with his...
November 27, 2016
Podcast Ep. 137: Ali A. Rizvi, Author of
The Atheist Muslim
Our latest podcast guest is Ali A. Rizvi. He's a Pakistani-Canadian writer, physician, and musician...
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